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Where to stream Robin Williams' essential performances

Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.

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Angela Kinsey talks 'Office' memories and new, 'Housewives'-spoofing show

For nine years, Angela Kinsey played television’s favorite high-strung, cat-loving accountant, Angela Martin, on The Office. And though she, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner), and Oscar (Oscar Nunez) may have butted heads on the show, in real life, she and the men of Dunder Mifflin’s accounting department share a real bond.

“The accounting corner was a little world within a world,” Kinsey tells EW. “I remember Steve Carell would walk over and be like, ‘What’s happening over here, guys? What were your weekends like?’ because we were just this isolated corner. We became very close. I love those fellas.”

Want in on that isolated corner? You’re in luck: Lunch with the Dunder Mifflin accounting team is one of the items up in this CharityBuzz auction supporting The Neighborhood School in Hollywood, which Kinsey’s daughter attends. Kinsey spoke with EW about how the accounting team passed the time while taping (lots of note passing!), her favorite Office episodes, and her new, boob-tastic Housewives spoof The Hotwives of Orlando. READ FULL STORY

'Community' coming back? Hulu should revive these shows, too

Remember the days when network cancelations felt absolutely irreversible? I’m sure networks do. But a world with Kickstarter, Netflix, Hulu, social media, and all things interactive, cancelation has morphed from a death knell to a possible new beginning.

As Veronica Mars fans know, if you want more of your favorite story, it’s not impossible to get your wish — and in their case, they helped to make the revival happen. The latest example: Community getting canceled, only to be in talks for a Hulu pickup. If Community ends up getting its #sixseasons, could Hulu become TV’s newest superhero? And if so, which other shows would we like to see it rescue? READ FULL STORY

Google, Hulu, and more test our gullibility with April Fools' pranks

If you see anything weird online today, it may be an April Fools’ prank — or it could just be the internet being characteristically ridiculous. Either way, we’re gathering together the best pranks from companies like Google and Hulu and will continue updating the list throughout the day. See what we’ve found below:

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'Hotwives of Orlando': Paul Scheer does his best Andy Cohen on new Hulu show -- TRAILER PREMIERE

NeNe Leakes better watch her back. Some new housewives are taking over the south — and these women are hot. 

The Hotwives of Orlando, that is. Paramount Digital Entertainment, the studio behind Burning Love, and Hulu are teaming up to produce the parody series starring Casey Wilson and Angela Kinsey. Comedian Paul Scheer likes to see himself as the Andy Cohen of it all, producing for Paramount with Jonathan Stern and even appearing on the show in a reunion episode. It’s no surprise to anyone who knows Scheer, who admits to being a diehard Housewife fan and watching the Bravo shows religiously with his wife. (For the record, Beverly Hills and Atlanta are his favorite cities.) “When I see something I really like, I want to do that,” Scheer tells EW. Scheer is no stranger to parody, having appeared on three seasons of NTSF:SD:SUV on Adult Swim and his “Arscheerio Paul” character, a send up to late-night host Arsenio Hall.

The inaugural season of Hotwives takes us inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin’ large in Central Florida’s sexiest city, Orlando.  The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands’ money. Scheer was inspired after seeing writers Danielle Schneider (who also appears on the show) and Dannah Phirman. perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in black turtlenecks, interpreting words from some of Bravo’s housewives into dramatic monologues. But Scheer is sure that people who aren’t familiar with the original show can enjoy these hot wives too. “It’s super funny. These characters are already so outlandish that when you add comedy to it, it makes it bigger. I don’t think it matters if you’re a fan or not. You will get it.”

Check out the show’s trailer exclusively on EW, below:
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'Misfits' is the best Hulu show you're not watching

I feel like I read this article every few months, reminding American audiences that there’s an epically entertaining British series featuring attractive twenty-somethings drinking, cavorting, and saving the world, all the while fulfilling their community service. Yet the question remains: Why isn’t everyone watching Misfits?!

Now in its fifth season, the series features an all-new cast with none of the original characters. Why bother, you might ask? Bother, I retort! Misfits may not have the most cohesive narrative structure, but it doesn’t matter. Series creator Howard Overman has maintained a roster of fascinating, bizarro characters from Alex the handsome barman to the brilliantly crass yet ultimately sweet Rudy.

That’s not to say the show is perfect. The depiction of certain sexual situations, especially those related to Alisha and Alex’s powers, is problematic. Plus, questions like why do they still show up to community service, why doesn’t the world know about superpowers, and is there anything beyond their South East London neighborhood will pop up in your mind while watching. But the cast is so strong — they feel like real people — and the production is so sophisticated (it almost makes South East London look stylish) that the show’s appeal outweighs its flaws.
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Your new Presidents' Day plan: watch the Criterion Collection on Hulu for free

HULU (2)Great news for cinephiles and wannabe cinephiles alike: From now until Feb. 18, every single one of the Criterion Collection’s streaming titles on Hulu is available to watch whether you’ve got a Hulu Plus account or not.

To clarify, this doesn’t mean that Criterion’s entire collection of some 910 films is streaming for free. But even if only a portion of that selection is available on Hulu, there are still tons of high-quality films to choose from — meaning that it’s fairly daunting even to figure out where to start. Thankfully, Criterion itself has a suggestion:

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Your port in the storm: Ride out Nemo with these streaming selections

Did congressman Frank Underwood manipulate Mother Nature into unleashing Winter Storm Nemo? If you’ve been watching Netflix’s House of Cards, you’ll know that Kevin Spacey’s character is capable of pretty much anything — and if you haven’t been watching it (but happen to live on the East Coast), whaddaya know, the ginormous blizzard currently barreling toward you will give you the perfect opportunity to start. Frank, you sly dog!

Of course, if you don’t want to give Rep. Underwood the satisfaction of victory, you can always ditch House of Cards for any number of other streaming options perfect for binge-viewing. Here’s a list of our top picks:

- In May, new episodes of Arrested Development will finally hit Netflix, possibly causing the Internet to implode from excitement. Revisit the comedy’s original three seasons there to prepare for what’s coming.

- Breaking Bad‘s final season will draw to a close on AMC this summer. If you’re not caught up (or — for shame! — never started watching), now’s your chance to fix that via Netflix.

- And on a similar note, Downton Abbey‘s first two series seasons are on Hulu, and PBS.org has every episode of the current third season. (Well, every one that’s aired in the U.S., at least.) READ FULL STORY

Watch the Super Bowl 2013 commercials here! Your favorites? Your horrors? -- VIDEO

Yeah. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, America. And the finest, splashiest, nacho-cheesiest string of advertising in all the land’s about to begin. You can follow along with the hottest action of the day (not football) in the video player below — it’ll update after each quarter with the latest ads. And here’s a great guide to the commercials we already know we’ll see. In the meantime, let’s all chat in the comments here about which ones we love and which we loathe.

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'The New Normal' sneak peek: 5 takeaways

Ann Romney or no Ann Romney, Modern Family‘s Cam and Mitch better watch out — there’s another couple vying to become America’s favorite same-sex pairing. The New Normal premieres on NBC on September 11, but the pilot is already streaming on Hulu — and, much like the first episode of The Mindy Project, it proves that Normal is a promising new series with a few minor wrinkles. Here’s what I took away from Episode 1:

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